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Editors should welcome voices of young journalists: Raghav Bahl

Mumbai, March 24 (IANS) Renowned media professional Raghav Bahl thinks all senior editors should encourage the opinion and thoughts of young journalists as their perspectives towards any news and situation are different and connected to the new age digital readers. When the digital and social media started booming... I had to learn a lot about the changing pulse of audience. After realis...

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Maharashtra doctors withdraw mass leave agitation

Mumbai, March 24 (IANS) In a late night development, the Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) on Thursday urged all resident medicos to call off their four-day-long mass CL agitation immediately. The MARD said the Bombay High Court had taken a very sympathetic view of the doctors concerns about physical security and related issues, which it would monitor every 15 days. <...

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Maharashtra doctors withdraw mass leave agitation

Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) In a late night development, the Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) urged all resident medicos to call off their four-day-long mass CL agitation immediately. The MARD said the Bombay High Court had taken a very sympathetic view of the doctors concerns about physical security and related issues, which it would monitor every 15 days. In view ...

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Cos hail new payment system for fertiliser subsidies

Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Welcoming the proposed change in fertliser subsidy payment to companies, the Fertiliser Association of India (FAI)'s Director General Satish Chander on Thursday said subsidy payments to the companies will not be delayed with the new system. There is a change in payment of subsidy to fertiliser companies. The subsidy will be paid to the companies after farmers buy ...

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New taxi app to provide roadside pickup

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) People in Delhi and some other cities will now have a wider choice of taxis with the launch of a new app that also provides roadside pickup, and commission-free registration and enrolment to cab drivers. The app was launched on Thursday across seven cities, including Delhi, Ghaziabad, Gurugram, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai and Bengaluru. The app 'Baxi', which ...

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180 mn Indians watching YouTube on mobile phones alone

Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) With nearly 300 millions smartphone users in the country as better connectivity and affordable data plans come to the fore, YouTube on Thursday said it has now reached 180 million Indians on mobile phones alone. In the last one year, YouTube consumption on mobiles has grown from 55 percent to reach 80 percent and watch time growth on mobile is growing at 400 per c...

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Bombay HC orders doctors to resume work; agitation continues

Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Hours after the Bombay High Court directed the Maharashtra government to provide security in state-run hospitals and ordered all resident doctors to return to duty immediately, their mass casual leave agitation continued for the fourth day on Thursday. The High Court directed the government and hospital administrations to provide at least 500 security guards in th...

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Reliance Infra lowest bidder in TN road project

Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Anil Ambani-led Reliance Infrastructure Ltd has emerged as the lowest bidder for developing the national highway project in Tamil Nadu, sources said on Thursday. According to people in the know, Reliance Infrastructure was the lowest bidder for the National Highway NH-45C for four-laning of about 66-km stretch between Vikkravandi to Pinalur-Sethiyahopu section in ...

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Shiv Sena MP booked for assaulting Air India staff

Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Shiv Sena's Osmanabad MP Ravindra Gaikwad was on Thursday booked in two cases for assaulting an Air India staffer and delaying a scheduled flight. An Air India spokesperson said two separate first information reports (FIRs) were lodged against Gaikwad, with one being for abusing and assaulting an AI staffer with slippers and attempting to throw him out of the airc...

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'Indian Idol 9' contestant sings for show

Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) LV Revanth, currently among the top four finalists of singing reality TV show Indian Idol 9, has lent his voice to the title track of the upcoming reality show Sabse Bada Kalakar. I am extremely happy to lend my voice for 'Sabse Bada Kalakar' - which is a kids-based acting reality show. It was a great experience for me. I am sure the audience will love the track, ...

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Want to try my hand at direction: Sneha Wagh

Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) TV actress Sneha Wagh, currently seen on the TV show Sher-e-Punjab Maharaja Ranjit Singh, says she wants to try her hand at direction. I have done my schooling from London Film Academy, where I learnt the process of filmmaking: from writing on a subject to executing it, producing it, directing it, shooting it... I have written many stories and have got an idea for...

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Vivek Mushran shoots barefoot for 'Ek Aastha...'

Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Actor Vivek Mushran says he shoots barefoot on the sets of his upcoming TV show Ek Aastha Aisi Bhee. Ek Aastha Aisi Bhee revolves around young and selfless girl Aastha who believes in serving humanity over rituals of God. Vivek will be seen as Govind Agrawal, a progressive husband and a rooted man. The main set has a temple within the house of Aga...

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Star kids are always under scrutiny, says Madhuri

Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Actress Madhuri Dixit-Nene, who doesn't belong to a filmy background, feels that star kids are always under scrutiny. It is a little difficult to be an outsider... to come into the industry and make a name for yourself. But I think even for the star kids, it's hard because they are under scrutiny all the time, Madhuri said during a conversation with Vikram Chandra...

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Sandeep Anand to play hen in show

Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) After playing maid Shaantabai and a pregnant woman, actor Sandeep Anand will essay the role of a hen in the popular TV show May I Come In Madam? I have donned so many looks, but this one was very difficult. Turning female is easy, but turning female hen was very difficult. As an actor, I always take up challenges and give my best, Sandeep said in a statement. <...

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Shraddha was juggling between 'two worlds'

Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Actress Shraddha Kapoor, who was shooting for two films -- Haseena: The Queen of Mumbai and Half Girlfriend -- says it was difficult for her to juggle between the two characters. She was shooting for the biopic Haseena... where she is essaying the role of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's sister Haseena Parkar. Then she got into the dubbing and promotions of Half Gi...

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India's current account deficit rises in third quarter

Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) India's current account deficit (CAD) rose to $7.9 billion in the third quarter (October-December) of 2016-17 from $7.1 billion in the same quarter of 2015-16, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said on Thursday. Despite a slightly lower trade deficit on a year-on-year (y-o-y) basis, the CAD widened primarily on account of a decline in net invisible receipts, the Res...

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Foreign funds' inflows, short covering lift Indian equities

Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Huge inflows of foreign funds, coupled with positive global cues, and healthy buying witnessed in automobile, capital goods and oil and gas stocks lifted the Indian equity markets on Thursday. Breaking the streak of three consecutive sessions of losses, the key Indian indices closed the day's trade with gains of more than half a per cent each on the back of short ...

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Include SRK's Dubai villa's notional rent in returns: IT Tribunal

Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) The Income Tax Appellate Tribunal here has rejected Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan's claim and ordered that he must include the notional rent accruing from his villa in Dubai in his income tax returns filed in India. However, the ITAT bench comprising Amit Shukla and G.S. Pannu ruled that the credit for taxes Shah Rukh paid in the UAE, if any, would be allowed as ...

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Dabholkar's 'Blame It On Yashraj' to have 100th show

Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Blame It On Yashraj, a comical portrayal of a family caught up in the whirlwind of their daughter's wedding in the play, will have its 100th show on Sunday. Writer and director of the play Bharat Dabholkar says it is a record that an originally written English play will have a 100th show. The play is a story of a Punjabi-Bengali family, which gets caught u...

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Himesh Reshammiya signs 5-year-old for a special song

Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Bollywood composer-singer-actor Himesh Reshammiya, who is seen as a judge on children's singing reality show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li'l Champs Season 6, signed a 5-year-old contestant, named Jayash Kumar, for a special song after he saw him reciting Hanuman Chalisa on stage. Not only Himesh, Delhi-based Jayash surprised everyone on the set during his performance includin...

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